Virginia grew up in Orkney, using the breath-taking scenery to fuel her imagination and the writing fire within her. Her favourite genres to write are fantasy and historical fiction, sometimes mixing the two together, such as her Caledon series. She enjoys swashbuckling stories (her favourite book is The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and she's still waiting for a screen adaption that lives up to the book!), and is a fervent believer in happy endings.
Her 2021 release The Year We Lived, has received international acclaim for its clever twist and strong characters. It also achieved a shortlisting in the Chaucer Book Award. 2022 sees the release of Haunting Whispers of Highland Waters, a book commissioned by the Spirit of the Highlands initiative. This book is an allegorical journey through the Highlands of Scotland and, while this doesn’t exactly fit into fantasy or historical fiction, it is seeped in the myths and legends of the Highlands and their people.
When she's not writing, Virginia is usually to be found teaching music. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of music, especially as a tool of inspiration. In 2019, she graduated with an MLitt in History of the Highlands and Islands, fuelling her creative writing in her chosen of genre.
She now lives in rural Caithness, soaking in inspiration from the rugged cliffs and miles of sandy beaches.
She loves cheese, music and films, but hates mushrooms.
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